Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Nearly 1 in 3 “seniors” in SEA gets anxious when paying online

Kaspersky recently issued a new study in Southeast Asia (SEA) revealing that senior citizens are more worried about online transactions than the younger generation.  While digital payment appeared to be the top...

Enterprise tech, financial service sectors seen as most vulnerable to cyberattacks

Philippines' cybersecurity testing platform Secuna reported detecting and resolving 494 vulnerabilities across 21 local private firms last year, with significant findings. According to Secuna's report, 58.89% of vulnerabilities identified mainly came from the enterprise...
Kaspersky Stalkerware

Stalkerware often used in abusive relationships, reveals Kaspersky report

Kaspersky recently launched a new report exploring the threat of stalkerware, a tool that enables someone to spy on another person's private life using a smart device. "The State of Stalkerware...

Ransomware payments boom in 2021 as Dark Web leaks rose, says report

Palo Alto Networks (PANW) released new research from threat researchers Unit 42 showing ransomware payments booming last year as cybercriminals relied on Dark Web "leak sites" to pressure victims to pay up by...
SMBs e-payments

Over half of SEA users want SMBs to go for e-payments, says study

Kaspersky's latest study discovered that more than half of e-finance users in Southeast Asia (SEA) believe that small and medium businesses (SMBs) should start using e-payments for financial transactions.  From 1,618 people...
Piracy sites DuckduckGo

Piracy sites no longer searchable in DuckduckGo

The incognito-based Internet search engine, DuckDuckGo, just removed more than 2000 search shortcuts, including popular piracy sites like "The Pirate Bay," "1337x," and Fmovies. TorrentFreak first discovered this as it noticed several...
SIM Card Registration

President Duterte vetoes SIM Card Registration bill due to the last-minute addition

President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the SIM Card Registration Act today due to the last-minute addition of social media account registration as part of the mandate. According to Acting Presidential Spokesperson Martin Andanar,...

The hidden capabilities of VPN services – Five unexpected scenarios

Written by Sandra Lee, Managing Director for Asia Pacific region at Kaspersky A VPN is a versatile tool that many see as an assistant to protect personal data while carrying out everyday...

Kaspersky takes 1st place in 76% of tests in TOP3 metric

Kaspersky's security portfolio took the top position in the TOP3 metric, in which the company participated in 75 independent tests and reviews of its products last year. Specifically, Kaspersky was awarded 57...

IBM introduces first-ever quantum-safe system IBM z16

IBM recently announced the launch of IBM z16, IBM's next-generation system with an integrated on-chip AI accelerator, delivering latency-optimized inferencing.  This innovation enables clients to analyze real-time transactions at scale— for mission-critical workloads such as...

Kaspersky: How to become «invisible» on the web 

With a couple of social media platforms issuing restrictions— such as banning anonymous messaging apps (e.g., Snapchat)— users must reveal a bit more of their personal data. This includes their age,...

Kaspersky: 72% in SEA encountered at least one cyberthreat vs e-payment platforms

Kaspersky released new research that notably discovered almost three in four (72%) have personally encountered at least one type of threat against e-payment platforms in Southeast Asia (SEA). Titled "Mapping a secure...
Axie Infinity breach

Sky Mavis to pay back players after Axie Infinity breach

Following the network breach, the company behind the crypto game Axie Infinity announced to recover the lost funds and compensate players. "We are committed to ensuring that all of the drained funds...

Acronis survey reveals huge gap in organizations’ and individuals’ approaches to cyber protection

On time for World Backup Day, Acronis recently released its annual Cyber Protection Week Global report 2022, exposing some of the most critical shortcomings in cyber protection practices today. Surveyed over 6,200...
OMNIKEY Secure Element

HID Global Introduces OMNIKEY Secure Element desktop reader

A worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, HID Global just announced the OMNIKEY Secure Element, setting a new simplicity standard for reader manufacturers and others integrating RFID-based security technology into connected solutions. It...

Kaspersky reveals a guide on how to prevent websites from seeing everything you do...

It's no secret that whatever you do online are being watched. For example, if you like a photo of a pair of shoes online, you'll see more shoes on almost every...
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Filipino-based eSports Platform ‘KALARO’ is now live!

The official launch of the eSports app ‘KALARO’ holds as the milestone for the Philippine Esports industry, which goes live today at 9 PM...